Attn, DC Reasonoids: Attend "How to Make Cuba More Free," Featuring Rep. Jeff Flake, Wed., March 12


Please Attend "How to Make Cuba More Free," Wednesday, March 12, 6.30PM- 8.30PM at Reason's DC HQ!

As one Castro brother grimly replaces another in Cuba, Reason invites you to contemplate one way to immediately make that island prison a little bit less hellish: Lift the ban on American citizens traveling and doing business there.

On Wednesday, March 12, from 6.30PM to 8.30PM, join Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), co-sponsor of legislation to repeal the travel and trade bans, for an evening of conversation about U.S. policy toward Cuba. "The reign of Fidel Castro marked a brutal and dictatorial chapter for the Cuban people," says Flake. "Let's hope that his resignation opens a new chapter. Whether that new chapter will be open, however, largely depends on a new approach to Cuba by the U.S. Government. The U.S. embargo gave Fidel a tremendous advantage in terms of lengthening his tenure. Let's not give his successor the same advantage by keeping the embargo in place."

Soft and hard beverages (including Cuba Libres) and light fare will be served.

For Reason coverage of Cuba, go here.

For Rep. Flake's statement on Fidel Castro's resignation—and the failure of U.S. policy—go here.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, March 12, 6.30pm to 8.30pm at Reason's DC HQ, 1747 Connecticut Avenue NW (three blocks north of Dupont Circle, near S Street; look for the "Free Minds and Free Markets" spotlight).

This event is free but RSVPs are required to attend. Please send them to or 310.391.2245.